Can Amazon Solve a Murder?
In Arkansas, the year 2015 November 22nd, Collins Victor who fathered five kids was found dead in a boiling tub. He was suffocated and drowned. This man was chocked and later drowned. Hoping to find some solutions, the police went on to look for evidence from the Amazon Echo.
There is no proof to show that the police were asking Alexa whether the device could provide them with a solution to the murder case at hand. The authority had a positive feeling that the device has what they were searching for the evidence of key audio. The Amazon has been hiding the recordings of the scene of murder, although it was plugged in ,and proved that it was listening to all that had happened. The police are continuing to emphasize about the Amazon sharing the important information, and that is the first thing that the Amazon has ever agreed to this year in March.
Despite the law enforcement sending an affidavit that could have helped reach data to solve the crime at hand, the Amazon still used its power to fight. Perception of data and business was what could only have assisted in understanding their resistance. clearly, the Echo was not formed to be collecting data about the actions and talks of people just for the Amazon to make use of it as an accusation to the clients. That could only lead to ruining of the dependence between the Amazon and its customers. For that, the company had nothing left but to give away the information for the authorities to get access.
A similar case arose and also the world of tech found itself in trouble once more. In December 2015, there was a gun shooting in San Bernardino. Since the FBI wanted the way to reach some data from one of the shooter’s iPhone, they sent an order from the court which was demanding Apple to obey and give out the information. Apple kept in mind that something was not right about revealing their client’s confidential information and disapproved to the order. It is crystal clear that Apple keeps the data of clients from public and the police as well. A third party meddled and unlocked the telephone which led to ending of the case. Questions to do with data privacy nature and tech firms obligations to their clients raised after the two scenes. Also, some people see how meaningful it is for such information to be disclosed so as to put the responsible criminals behind bars.